On Saturday March 20 , at its annual Harambee Breakfast, the Savannah Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) honored four of Chatham County’s most outstanding teachers.
NCNW has a mission which includes leadership and advocacy for women and their families. One of its ongoing objectives is to promote and provide educational support for our children. In an effort to promote those positive differences being made in our local school system,
NCNW Savannah Section chose to recognize teachers whose work is consistent with our mission. The teachers that were recognized are exemplary role models of dedicated individuals committed to making an impact on the education of our most valuable resources. Leaders within the Savannah – Chatham County Public School System recommended this year’s Torchbearer Teacher honorees thst included: Mrs. Latrisha Dukes, fourth grade teacher at Georgetown Elementary School; Mrs. Erica Ross, a fourth grader teacher at Robert W. Gadsden Elementary School; Ms. Zelda R. Johnson, sixth through eighth grade Mathematics teacher extraordinaire at Lee Roy Myers Middle School; Ms. Jackie Francis first grade teacher at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School.
SCCPSS Superintendent Thomas Lockamy, Mayor Pro Tempore Edna Jackson, and Chatham County Commission Chair Pete Liakakis offered greetings to the assembled and congratulations to the distinguished teachers.
The inspirational message was delivered by Pastor Joyce Hall of Living Hope Fellowship Church.
NCNW section president Estelle Mannion and immediate past president Betty Lasseter presented plaques and gifts to the honorees.
NCNW appreciates the support of the community in honoring these dedicated educators and for continually sharing in our annual unity “Harambee Breakfast” celebration.